It's no secret that we like picnics. We have a healthy collection of picnic gear to cover most al fresco dining events.
Even so we are sometimes caught out - and pick up provisions for an impromptu picnic while on the road. Occasionally, we buy disposable items - which is a pain.
Quite a while back I started to keep a small selection of plastic cutlery, straws and cups in each glove-box. (As an aside, prior to relocation someone stole one set of plastic cutlery from our unlocked car)!
I decided recently to include plates in addition to the cups and cutlery, so created an "emergency picnic kit" for each vehicle. The red "Trix" case was bought from an op-shop for $3.00. It just holds the items in the photo - four small plates, some plastic cups and an assortment of plastic cutlery. There is also a sharp knife housed in a former toothbrush container. Most importantly, there is a tablecloth. As much as I like dining outdoors, I struggle with putting my picnic upon grubby, graffiti-ed tables. A tablecloth fixes that!